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congress whacks the power under the commerce power or necessary and proper power to impose a mandate to purchase insurance. of course it says the statute was valid under the taxing power but only did that by read characterizing the statute as not a mandate to purchase insurance but as a tax on the status of not having insurance so construed they upheld it as a valid exercise of taxing power. it is worth recognizing that that is a different statute from the statute congress passed and it has different practical effects. most law-abiding citizens if told there is a constitutionally valid mandate to purchase insurance will purchase insurance. i think most people if told that they have to pay a tax if they don't purchase insurance will want to know how much is the tax and how much does the insurance cost and they will make a rational decision whether to purchase health insurance and some people will purchase insurance and some people will choose to pay the tax. the practical consequence i believe is that the number of individuals who will remain uninsured will be higher under a regime th
of commerce of northern care of -- kawai and chamber of commerce of northern california, northern california chinese athletic association, national association of american professionals, national federation of independent business, national federation of filipino americans, the filipino chamber of commerce, around of applause for all of our community partners, please. that was a lot. [applause] >> i am so glad he had to do that. our next speaker is u.s. congressmen. he is representing the 15th congressional district of california in the u.s. house of representatives. in congress, he is a member of the powerful house appropriations and budget committee. share of the democratic caucuses, new media working group, house democratic senior went, and the original author of the equity and excellence commission now housed in the u.s. department of education. his district includes silicon valley, the birthplace of technology. mike has dedicated his life to public service and is lauded for his work on education, civil- rights national service, immigration, transportation, the environment, and high-tech
and not mine alone on the commerce cause -- clause and spending close. what have we missed? i have my ideas but i will defer to our distinguished panel for now. the panelists need no introduction but i will provide brief intros. randy barnett - is the waterhouse professor of georgetown university law. he was co-counsel to the plaintiffs in this case. he argued that previous commerce clause case. he is also the author of what i think is the best book and what has gone wrong with constitutional law and how can be fixed. next we will have the david rivkin. he represented the obama care sibere side. he has been legal adviser to george h. w. bush. you know him best from the daily op eds he publishes in "the wall street journal." he offered assessments of the ruling does much more dispassionate than i can muster. blaustein is next. he will tell us what the court adopted the theory that he presented in and does -- in his and it is brief. he said nfib went along way to clarify how this decision should be conceptualize. randy - >> thank you for inviting me here and thanks to the cato institute for
dealt with the commerce clause issue yes, five of them including john roberts said it exceeds the bet exceeds the power because it is so unusual. in other words they didn't cast down a month to meet the among the president's. they gave congress the power under the understanding of the commerce clause so there is a sense in which it me be one of to the of the calls could be more important but we just don't know. we will have to see. so, my time is up and i am really sorry that i had to do my signing before because i had to catch a plane so i won't see you at the signing table but thank you very much for coming. [applause] said that even a part of the 2011 national book festival here in washington, d.c.. to find out more, visit loc.gov/bookfest. jeffrey to the reports on the relationship which in the obama administration and the u.s. supreme court. the author exam of the recent addition of the four justices in the past five years and how it has affected the court's decisions on the numerous cases including its recent ruling on health care. it's about an hour. [applause] thank you. hello
of t the fairfax c county chamber of commerce. aleyes o fairfax county because when fairfax county is doing well, the rising tide lifts all vovotes. what industries the o welell and seeing g growth and wher are you seeing some lagging behind? >> t thank you for having me today. in fairfax county, we are fortunate. the economy continues to do very well. there are some concerns on the horizon asou mentioned in your ening but we continue seat -- to see busininess growth.. in northern virginia last year, 30,000 jobs were added. compared to approximate 10,000 in the district and 1000 in the maryland suburbs. businesses continuedo ow in fairfax county and northern rginia. >> and landed at big companinies. hilton now headquartered. what are some ways you haveeenn attracting businses to pick fafairfax county? >> and number of other companies have relocated even this past year. a company move f from maryland, a government contractoand i.t. prider and bechtel moved its headquarrs. busisinesses areontinuing to look at fairfax county as a great place to do business every day. but when you l l
and global bill village we live in. it is an investment to keep this global commerce going. and so. without that investment we can only speculate what might happen if we weren't here. melissa: i think it is fair to say without the strength of the u.s. navy patrolling these vital commercial sea lanes we would be seeing even more dramatic swings in price flush wages -- fluctuation in the oil market. >>> how crucial are the u.s. efforts in protecting the strait of hormuz for the world's oil supply? i spoke to fadel gheit who knows every aspect of the oil industry from his work as an engineer with mobile oil. he is now one of the most respects oil analysts on wall street and here is what he has to say. fadel, thanks so much for joining us. if the iranians followed through on the threat to close the strait what is your bet would happen to the price of oil that instant. >> think can try but they can't actually do it. the answer is no, the probability would be very low. and basically if we have any military action in this part of the world one would expect that crude oil prices would rise very sha
of the legislation. the bill passed out of our subcommittee and the full energy and commerce committee on voice votes with strong, strong bipartisan support. i believe, mr. speaker, it has a high likelihood of being accepted to the senate and to the president. we will certainly give them that opportunity. i urge my colleagues to support this bill so we can finally see this significant improvement signed into law. i want to thank mr. murphy and all of the others who worked to expedite this legislation and get it to the floor today, and i'm going to ask my colleagues to join with us in passing this bill. with that said, mr. speaker, i will reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from pennsylvania. mr. murphy: mr. speaker, i have no more speakers on this bill, and i'm prepared to close if the gentleman from north carolina is prepared to close as well. mr. butterfield: i have no more speakers and i am too prepared to close. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from pennsylvania reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from north carolina is
is keeping so many small businesses from adding employment. he chamber of commerce carried out a survey. -- the chamber of commerce carry out a survey. they ask what a piece of legislation do. they said that piece of legislation would keep them from hiring people. that piece of legislation is called obamacare and i am going to get rid of it. [cheers and applause] that does not mean that we are not going to make improvements to our health-care system. we know health care is too expensive. obamacare does not make it less expensive. when the president ran for office, he said he would cut premiums by $2,500 per family. they are up $2,500 per family. that is a 5000 different for a family that makes $50,000. that has a huge impact. i want the cost of health care to be reigned -- reined in. i will do that by letting individuals by their own insurance. we have to make sure people with pre-existing conditions are able to get insured and people who gets sick are not stopped by their insurance company. we do not have to have obamacare that raises taxes, cuts medicare by $716 billion. we will get r
a memorandum to the u.s. chamber of commerce and said american industry, the free enterprise system is under assault from the labor union movement. from ralph nader and the consumer movement. from a salt from regulatory agencies from the environmental protection agency. a lot of agencies, agencies that were set up by richard nixon. the republican president that regarded himself as a friend of industry and loved to hobnob with the captains of industry and poll said they have to go fight and industry -- get organized. they have to play hard ball aggressively and that is what happened. the chamber of commerce circulated the polls memorandum as it is known to business leaders all over the country. the business roundtable, the most powerful force for major corporations in america was formed. the national association of manufacturers moved its headquarters to washington. the national federation of independent businesses clip from 3000 members in 1971 yo 600,000 by 1980. business developed all this muscle. business had 18,000 registered lobbyists and pr people. 50,000 people working for their trade
. >> i would do away with the education -- the -- >> commerce. >> the commerce and let's see -- oops. >> yes how has the national debt personally affected each of your lives? >> there you go again. >> i have had a record of informing judges in the state of texas that's what the governor gets to do. >> cenk: how want can a debate be if the most important guy that we remember was a guy checking his watch. the rick perry oops moment that one was good. and the famous sigh. that's why he lost the debate right? wrong. he won 48 to 41 in that first debate. and the sigh debate was the first up with where the american people believed that al gore won. but the media said, no he lost. he lost. he lost, because he sighed. shockingly enough george bush won a debate. the third up with he lost again. so gore won two out of the three debates, and the entire media painted it as if because of expectations, in fact george bush had won. not true. when you ask the american people they said gore won two out of three. and how did bush do against kerry? republicans say this democrats say t
about abortion and also the chamber of commerce and the degree they care about -- >> i just want to see one democratic president say i am the president who is devoted to the courts. i want to see -- i'm going to make that priority. >> we don't see that because of interest groups. >> you didn't see it in clinton or obama. >> they have identified this asymmetric polarization. the republican party moved further to the right. they threaten filibuster reform, the nuclear option when they have a majority and democrats haven't yet. >> excellent point. one counter example -- >> nominations, younger than the democrats. there's asemitrihere. >> a lot of people thought affordable care act was going to be this. i have a cold, and i took nyquil, but i'm still stubbed up. [ male announcer ] truth is, nyquil doesn't unstuff your nose. what? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus liquid gels speeds relief to your worst cold symptoms plus has a decongestant for your stuffy nose. thanks. that's the cold truth! boring. boring. [ jack ] after lauren broke up with me, i went to the citi private pass page and
permanent base on the moon. >> commerce, education, and the-- um, what's the third one there? >> her little daughter took that-- took that vaccine, that injection, and she suffered from mental retardation. >> commerce, education and-- um-- the um-- um-- >> okay, libya. president obama supported-- the uprising, correct? >> president obama wants to-- once said he wants everybody in america to go to college. what a snob! >> oops. >> jon: oh, right. that concludes our segment "mitt romney is the s.e.c.-luckiest dude on the planet." welcome back! my guest tonight is the reigning king of jordan. welcome back to the program king abdullaabdull abdullah ii. (cheers and applause) thank you so much for being here again. i just wanted to let you know as an emissary of the united states our president, i know, was scheduled to meet with you today. (laughter) he was not doing a stupid t.v. show. (laughter) he was very busy with strategic-- meetings. (laughter) whoopi goldbergstan, i believe it is. >> i heard. >> jon: that the talk of-- you were at the u.n. today. does anyone-- is there any discussion amon
of commerce along with heads of other departments and agencies to produce a report on enhancing the competitiveness of the united states and attracting foreign direct investment and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the the gentlewoman from california, mrs. bono mack, and the gentleman from georgia, mr. barrow, each will control 20 minutes. mrs. bono: -- mrs. bono mack: i ask unanimous consent that all members have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on the bill. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mrs. bono mack: i rise today in strong support of h.r. 5910, the global investment in american jobs act of 2012. this legislation directs the department of commerce, in coordination with the heads of other relative federal departments, to produce an interagency report on enhancing the competitiveness of the united states in enhancing foreign direct investments. this is a common sense, bipartisan approach to creating new jobs in america. i'd like to thank my colleagues, mr. told, mr. peters, m
want them to get their pay. when the u.s. chamber of commerce agreed -- i will not give an early christmas to go in to businesses and make sure they all regulate our businesses and kill jobs. i agree with the globe. >> this was equal pay for equal work and senator brown voted against it. let's be clear about the language of the blunt amendment. it does not talk about a religious exemption. it talks about any moral objection. it talks about insurance companies. i do not think that is what senator can be fought for. it is inappropriate for senator brown to characterize senator kennedy's work in that way. senator kennedy fought for women to have a full range of health- care services. >> we are both pro-choice. we both support roe v. wade. she is wrong. i will make sure the catholics are not pitted against their faith. on the women's rise in terms of their pay, we have laws on the books,lillie ledbetter is already in effect. anyone who feels they are discriminated against can bring positive action. the boston chamber of commerce -- chamber of commerce -- i agree with them. i will not
the comments came to light on tuesday, mitt romney spoke to the hispanic chamber of commerce and los angeles in a bid to woo latino voters. the obama administration has filed a challenge at the world trade organization accusing china of unfairly subsidizing its auto and auto parts industries. announcing the move during a campaign stop in ohio, president obama took a shot at republican rival mitt romney. >> he made money investing in companies that up routed from here and went to china. pioneers. you cannot stand up to china when all you have done is send them our jobs. today my administration is launching a new action against china. this one against illegal subsidies that encourage companies to ship autoparts, manufacturing jobs, overseas. these direct the hard-working men and women on the assembly lines in ohio and michigan and across the midwest. >> at least 12 people have been killed, including nine foreigners, in a suicide bombing in afghanistan. a militant group has claimed responsibility for the attack, calling it revenge for the anti islam film that sparked anger in muslim countries w
. did chief justice roberts do harm to our understanding of the commerce clause and take us back to an earlier era where he said no commerce clause -- >> i disagreed with that part of his ruling. i think that obama care law was easily a constitutional as an exercise of the power to regulate interstate commerce and as a tax and as a national defense measure, believe it or not. even for human rights. but here's one thing i will say on behalf of chief justice roberts. he didn't buy the argument all the way down the line. he upheld it. he joined liberals. it was not a total partisan 5-4 decision the way bush vs. gore was. i think he passed a test of principle. >> eliot: he's becoming a much fascinating, granularly interesting justice to watch. for many reasons he couldn't wipe the statute out. >> four justices were willing to do that on one sentence they didn't like. >> eliot: very quick. deal with justices breyer and kagan saying come over with me to the medicaid limitation? >> i do think on the other issue, it
to of commerce secretary joining us on "after the bell" as an economic adviser to mitt romney. he will break down how the presidential candidate plan to create 12 million jobs. david: first, we'll tell you what drove the market with today's data download. a mixed bag with the of only index ending higher, telecom and consumer staples, the top performers, as we mentioned. russell 2000 was also higher. materials was the day's biggest lagger. adelle had been down more than 100 points in earlier trading. gold, do you see what happened? surging two of 5-month high on hopes of more action from global central banks when the print more money, more cash, more currency, the price of gold goes up. the precious metal pushed past $1,700 an ounce before falling ahead of the closed. manufacturing activity dropped for the third month in a row in august falling to 49. weak consumer spending, and the decline of business orders for large machinery. liz: in the pits of the chicago mercantile exchange. they are ready to duke it out in our street fight. let's start with larry at the cme. the first thing i saw this morn
it directly on advertising, which, say the chamber of commerce often does, you will at least know where it's coming from because it'll say the "chamber of commerce," or it'll say a, "improve america," a project of the chamber of commerce. >>> the u.s. chamber is responsible for the content of this advertising. >>> the u.s. chamber is responsible for the content of this advertising. >>> the u.s. chamber of commerce is responsible for the content of this advertising. >>> so you know when they spend it directly, at least what part of the economy it's coming from. however, they may well give that money to another organization which isn't even got their name on it. so if they end up giving it to a (c) (4) which then spends the money and that group is called better america, you don't know where better america's money came from. so it is, these groups do not themselves disclose their donors. and again, you know, most of their work is lobbying, it's oriented towards issues. you may well be right, that they have really strong policy positions. but what they would say is, "the money we spend directl
>> commerce, education, and the -- what's the third one there? oops. >> tonight we take you behind the scenes. >> see if they can do this flash. >> we'll show you what they don't like to talk about. >> so lying is okay in politics? >> what's behind winning the presidency? ♪ >> when it to say winning the presidency, i'd like to think that the choices about whose ideas are better, but when you talk to people behind the scenes they talk about moments. >> there are a series of moments. that's what matters. >> remember the scream? howard dean led john kerry in early polls, but then after a loss he tried to rally the troops. >> we're going to california, and texas, and new york! >> the room was noisy. and people in the room said, this sounded like a normal rally. >> and then we're going to washington, d.c. to take back the white house! yay! >> but because dean's microphone picked up only dean's voice, the tv broadcast made him sound crazy. >> yay! >> that unfairly may have killed his campaign. even images can matter more than issues. this video is said to have hurt john kerry. this is
. the national weather service, part of the commerce department, it's obama. >> stephen: just connect the dots, folks, okay. one, obama can make and or is a hurricane. (laughter) two, he can predict the weather months in advance. three, i already had this finger up and i can't put it back. obama. he controls the weather. i mean we should have known, all black people can control the weather. (applause) very informative documentary, by the way. it's where i learned that bald people can implant thoughts in your mind. out of my head, carville. i don't want to picture mary matalin like that. oh, oh-- oh, she worked out. folks, speaking of mind control, bill clinton gave a speech last night scheduled for half an hour which just wrapped up a few minutes ago. (laughter) and i would add hit clinton started strong. >> we are here to nominate a president. (cheers and applause) and i've got one in mind. >> stephen: unfortunately, barack obama defeated her four years ago. (laughter) luckily, luckily bill had another option. >> i want to nominate a man who is cool on the outside. >> (cheers and applause) bu
by the energy and commerce committee here in the house. but support for this agenda also requires us to pull the plug on existing programs that simply aren't working. and the department of energy's title 17 loan guarantee program is simply not advancing the ball on an all-of-the-above energy goal. the no more solyndras act, this bill phases out this costly, ineffective and frankly very mismanaged program. the investigation of solyndra uncovered a story worse than anyone could have imagined. it is amazing to me that the administration gave a half billion dollar loan guarantee to a company that its own experts predicted would fail. a company so dysfunctional that it burned through this giant handout and went bankrupt in two years. even worse, when it became clear to the administration that solyndra was in trouble, it chose to double down on the risky bet, gambling even more taxpayer dollars with a desperate loan restructuring instead of trying to cut its losses and move on. solyndra is the most visible but far from the only example of title 17 failures. in fact, it is hard to point to a single
the app so badly. >> last week on this program, we talked with their fellow at energy and commerce committee member. we talked about the need for a more comprehensive telecom rewrite or privacy bill. what are your views on that? >> he has been taught an awful lot, but in this space, it is more have be regulated and i believe it is wise. i care about california companies and innovation that is driven out of california. perhaps i care more for the companies and start-ups that are saying, do not regulate this space. i think he believes that things are technologically feasible when i am not sure that they are. these are questions for committee hearings. >> how would you grade the health of the tech community? >> i would grade it as an extremely strong and growing. yesterday i asked a very important question -- are we headed toward another tech bubble? our wheat risking -- are we too good to-- is this be true? people are optimistic that this is a strong economy. i believe that to be true. >> last time we talk with you, you were holding hearings about sony play station and the data breac
venues. get away from the rallies and talk to, you know, the cincinnati chamber of commerce. he should be -- lou: excuse me? wait a minute, brad, with all do respect, that would be an electric moment in electoral history if he were to move to the chamber of commerce. i respect the judgment mightily, but that one -- >> he needs to speak to serious people at serious venues to talk policy. you don't get that across at a rally or across to the people in a 30 second sound bite. lou: the polls, do they agree on the strengths and weaknesses? do they reveal that? you talk about the seriousness of a moment in which it's captured for free media, but the reality is that there are strengths and weaknesses, it seems, at work here, otherwise, there would be, i suppose, an outright tie between the two. chris, are there stengths that are being revealed here? weaknesses revealed on all of the polls? >> yeah, here's something to keep very much in mind. here's how the electorat looks different in 2008 and 2010 -- lou: i want to be clear, not for the elective, but for the strengths and weaknesses of the t
a silver lining today in some so-so economic news. the commerce department says sales of new homes slipped slightly in august compared to july. but, year over year new home sales were up nearly 28%. the northeast saw the most robust action, but sales dropped in the south. in the midwest builders say consumers are scrambling to build before mortgage rates and land prices increase. diane eastabrook has more. >> reporter: oakley home builders didn't have a buyer when construction started last spring on this three story spec house in tony hinsdale, illinois. >> this is the great room, this is the family room. >> reporter: but builder steve subkowiak says a buyer snatched up the $1.5 million home long before workers painted the walls and began installing fixtures. the new owners move in next month. >> i think a lot of people are looking at interest rates and land costs and saying hey if i wanto buy a new house thiss a great time. >> reporter: with historically low mortgage rates, business is beginning to boom for many home builders. the government says in august americans purchased new
, but now it's taken a step toward capturing some e- commerce. it launched a new service for users to buy and send real gifts called facebook gifts. the presents are from certain vendors, purchased through facebook. shares rallied 6.6%. volume was heavier than usual. while display advertising remains facebook's main source of revenue and the company has been focused on its mobile strategy, analysts say this new e-commerce feature could help diversify facebook's revenue sources. drugstore giant walgreen saw its latest quarterly profits fall from a year ago, hurt by it losing the prescription business of express scripts. same store prescriptn sales got hit, falling almost 13%. it has since resigned express scripts as a pharmacy benefits customer. shares only moved a fraction, but volume was heavy and the stock hit a new 52 week high during the trading session. four of the five most active traded exchange traded products were lower. the s&p 500 volatility note, which usually moves in the opposite director of the index was up 3.1%. and that's tonight's market focus. >> tom: the good times for
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